Whether you're feeling bold, radiant, or moody, our standout Winter polish picks are sure to put you in the holiday spirit. Top off your look with sophisticated nail glitters from NYC's most sought-after manicurist, Jin Soon Choi, or go for broke with Chanel's cherry-red palette — the perfect complement to a little black dress. For a fun take on the runway's hottest hues, try out Yves Saint Laurent's picks and Deborah Lippmann's aquatic navy blue or emerald green.
Whether you're shopping for your stylish BFF, sartorial sister, or great girlfriend, our ultimate gift guide is sure to please every discerning eye. Treat the girl in your life with the new Nars limited-edition holiday collection, bold gold earphones from Frends, or a leopard-print clutch from Clare Vivier. A little bling can also do no wrong, and we're loving the statement options from BCBG Max Azria, Kelly Wearstler, and Forever 21. Check out all our chic picks.
Add a glamorous touch to your morning routine with our fresh beauty edit featuring the newest shades, polishes, and scents for Fall. Make an eye-catching move in Yves Saint Laurent or MAC's jet-black mascaras and liquid liners, or take a cue from the runway with bold blue eye shadows. Lips colors are dramatic this season, showcasing varying tones of bold burgundy, red, and pink hues. For all you nail junkies, get ready for an irresistible lineup of fun holiday hues.
This weekend at the Toronto Film Festival, Jennifer Aniston attended the premiere of Life of Crime wearing a stunning powder blue gown and matching eye makeup. "My inspiration for the makeup look always comes from the dress. Jennifer was wearing a beautiful grayish-teal Vivienne Westwood," makeup artist Leslie Lopez said. "I wanted her to look glamorous, healthy, and glowing, with a nude-pink lip color for naturally polished lips."
Lopez used Nars Transvaal Eye Paint ($25), which was the perfect match for her pastel gown. Her dark black eyeliner set off the pastel color, making this makeup look easy to transition from day to night. Jennifer's pale neutral lip shade, Biscayne Park Satin Lip Pencil ($25), was the right complement to her colored shadow, and it's a flattering shade that can blend with many different skin tones. So, next time you're stumped on which shade to wear to an evening soirée, take a cue from Jennifer and look to your closet.
Frida Kahlo may have inspired the hair and designs at Naeem Khan Spring 2014, but not in the literal sense. Lead makeup artist James Boehmer for Nars interpreted the look into a raspberry lip hue and metallic-flecked eye makeup. The pout was a layered look that started with Hyde Park Satin Lip Pencil ($25) in just the center. Boehmer then applied loose powder to the outer edges of the lip before adding a layer of Yu Satin Lip Pencil ($25). The finished look was a lip with blurred edges.
The hair was a play on Frida Kahlo's famous milkmaid braids. The roots were slicked back using Sally Hershberger Plump Up ($13). Lead stylist Sally Hershberger added extensions to thicken the braids, and they were mussed before hitting the runway to give the style a two-textured feel. To complement all the red shades in the collection, lead manicurist Michelle Saunders gave the models a crimson manicure with Essie A List ($8).
If Daft Punk wrote the music for the Blue Lagoon movie remake, the result would be something like the beauty look at 3.1 Phillip Lim's Spring 2014 presentation. Inspired by the holographic sunglasses in the collection, lead makeup artist Francelle Daly featured iridescent purple shades in the makeup concept. After incorporating a few drops of Copacabana Illuminator ($30) to tinted moisturizer to give the entire face a highlight, she added bluish-purple tones to the face using the Luxor Multiple ($39). The finished look had a pearlized effect, with blue and purple undertones that shimmered in the runway lighting.
While skin was luminous and futuristic, the hair was more like a trip to Gilligan's Island. Paul Hanlon wanted the hair to be savage, as if the models washed up on a deserted beach. He dampened the entire head with Osis Grip mousse ($19) and Twin Curl ($20) before tying strands in a knot at the nape. Then, hair was diffused dry for a chunky, dreadlock finish.
If you're looking for full-blown femininity, look no further than Thakoon's Spring 2014 show, where the beauty look focused on the ultimate Parisian-chic lady. Soft pink lips and bold brows defined the makeup look, curated by Diane Kendal for Nars. "It's really fresh, young, and beautiful," Kendal said. Curled lashes, bold brows, and luminous skin played up the pinks in the makeup look.
The hair was inspired by a bag in Thakoon's collection. "It's a bag that will go around the girls' neck," Odile Gilbert, lead stylist for Kérastase, said. While the top of the hair was voluminous and mussed, from the neck down, the hair was pin straight. There was even a tiny dent at the nape to mimic where the bag would sit, creating a very matte look for the overall style. Nails, by Morgan Taylor, were inspired by diamonds and pearls, with a shimmering pink being the cherry on top of this gorgeously girlie look.
While he's typically known for sending full-on androgynous looks down the runway, Alexander Wang took a different approach for his Spring 2014 show. Beach waves and barely there makeup were the main looks of the evening. Guido for Redken opted to play with the natural texture of the models' hair, pulling inspiration from the '80s. Extensions were added, then curled, to achieve extra thickness. "It's Alexander Wang's take on big hair," Guido said. Diane Kendal for Nars focused on the skin, using only concealer and brow gel for the entire makeup look.
The one puzzle piece that fit Wang's typical aesthetic was the nails. Usually one to opt for texture, Wang asked for chalkboard nails. Lead nail artist Michelle Saunders used two coats of Essie Sand Tropez, followed by the brand's Matte About You top coat. It seems that at Alexander Wang, the more things change, the more they stay the same.